Friday, February 25, 2011
Fear Friday: Rosemary's Baby
I've been experiencing horror movie withdrawals. This means that I'm constantly thinking about horror films, frightening plots, horrific scores, and horrendous, yet awesome, horror movie scenes. Why is this happening? I'm blaming the weather! Why? I'm not sure, I just felt like I had to blame something. What am I going to do about it? I'm going to watch more horror films again and I may write about one every Friday from now on, I just can't go on any longer without watching more of them again!
A few weeks ago, I decided to watch Rosemary's Baby (1968). I had tried watching it before, but that was when I was younger. At that time, it creeped me out way too much, so I never finished it. I'm glad that I gave it another chance because it is a fantastic psychological horror film. I was missing out!
Rosemary's Baby is about a young couple, Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse, who move into the Bramford, a New York City apartment building that has been known for its history of housing distasteful tenants and mysterious occurrences. The two don't pay much attention to the reputation the building has because they love the apartment. However, strange things start to occur once they meet their elderly, overly friendly neighbors, Minnie and Roman Castevet. Guy takes an instant liking to them and is spending time with them constantly, which gradually causes him to become more remote and distant from Rosemary. A woman Rosemary meets in the washroom, who is close to the elderly couple, dies suddenly from a mysterious death. Then, Rosemary starts hearing strange noises through the walls and having frightening dreams involving the couple, her husband, and a satanic cult. She becomes mysteriously pregnant after one of these dreams and gradually paranoid that her neighbors have some alternative plan for her baby.
What I like most about this movie is that it's highly disturbing and that it doesn't overdo anything by adding unnecessary blood and gore. Not every horror movie needs to involve lots of blood and gore! I do enjoy some of those, as long as it doesn't go over the top. I don't find that scary, I find it gross. Psychological horror films are my favorite. The more screwed up they are, the better. I'd classify this movie as insanely screwed up, which means that I love it. I think the movie starts off kind of slow, but once you get into it, then it becomes much more interesting because it makes you feel curious. Maybe it's just a film that needs a second viewing to be fully appreciated. I highly recommend this one for my fellow horror movie lovers!
Posted by Kalli at Friday, February 25, 2011